Holy Day Wednesday more Otis! the Otis Redding Story - CinemaDave
Apr. 12th, 2006 10:28 pm Holy Day Wednesday more Otis! the Otis Redding Story
Written by Scott Freeman, "Otis! the Otis Redding Story" is a good read. The life of Otis Redding was pure rags to riches, an American Myth with a tragic ending. http://www.otisredding.com/ Otis was a good ole country boy who established a home in Macon, Georgia.
Freeman's book soars when describing the details of producing Otis Redding's hit songs; "Hard to Handle," "Knock on Wood" "Try a Little Tenderness' and "Respect." While Aretha Franklin made "Respect" her own song, it was written by Otis Redding and the uncredited Speedo Sims.
Scott Freeman's writing style is straight to the point. "Otis! The Otis Redding Story" provides historical insight between Motown and Stax. Motown was Detroit and Stax was Memphis. If Motown lived in Hitsville County, then Stax lived for Soulsville. Motown was urban cool, Stax was country raw.